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Camden Conference: Dan Kennedy

December 12 at 6:30pm. The Return of the Moguls: How Jeff Bezos and John Henry Are Remaking Newspapers for the Twenty-First Century. This is the final program in our Camden Conference series.

December Books On Tap

December 16 at 5:30 at O'Reilly's Cure on Rt 1. Arrive between 5:00pm and 5:30pm. Discussion begins at 5:30pm. Book selection: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.

December French Group

December 17 at 6:30pm. Practice your French speaking skills in a welcoming group setting.

Early Childhood Nutrition

Wednesday, December 18 at 6:30 pm. Join Hannah Freeman to learn about child nutrition - from infants to toddlers and beyond!

Evening Book Discussion - Evening by Susan Minot

Wednesday, December 11 @ 6:30pm

Teen Winter Dungeons and Dragons

Friday, December 27 1:45 pm to 4:45 pm for Ages 12 and up. Join Sarah for a winter-themed "one-shot" game.

Stop in and pick up your free copy of the latest issue of BookPage. This popular service is provided by the Friends of Scarborough Library. The new issue arrives the first of every month. Get your copy while they last!

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Yesterday

  1. Mother Goose Time
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Tuesday, December 10th
    • End time: 11:00am
    • Join Jaclyn in this program that is filled with nursery rhymes, fingerplays, and songs. Ages birth to 3 years with an adult.

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  2. Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End date: Tuesday, December 10th
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • Our TAB group meets every Tuesday from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Members organize fun teen events at the library and help with other volunteer efforts too! For more information about joining, contact Youth Services, 883-4723, option 3 or email: kids@scarboroughlibrary.org

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Today

  1. Teen Book Club
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End date: Wednesday, December 11th
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • If you are in Grades 6 and up and like reading books, talking about books, writing about books, illustrating book themes, and creating fun skits, this book club is for you! For more information, contact Youth Services at 883-4723, option 3 or email: kids@scarboroughlibrary.org

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  2. Book Discussion Group
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Wednesday, December 11th
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • The Library's evening book discussion group meets in the Conference Room on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm.

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Tomorrow

  1. Dan Kennedy Camden Conference
    • End date: Thursday, December 12th
    • The fate of newspapers, whether in print or online, matters to democracy. Despite the battering they have taken during the past several decades, they remain crucial for holding government and other large institutions to account. In his recent book, The Return of the Moguls: How Jeff Bezos and John Henry Are Remaking Newspapers for the Twenty-First Century, Dan Kennedy explores how the iron core of accountability journalism might be preserved. His presentation will examine this new breed of wealthy newspaper publishers and whether they have any lessons to offer for the beleaguered news business. The Return of the Moguls has been critically praised by Journalism, Editor & Publisher, The Boston Globe, Kirkus Reviews, and Library Journal.

      Dan Kennedy is a nationally known media commentator and a regular panelist on Beat the Press, an award-winning weekly media program on WGBH-TV (Channel 2 Boston). He teaches news reporting, opinion writing, media ethics and other journalism courses at Northeastern University's College of Arts, Media and Design, with an emphasis on how technology is changing the business of news. Kennedy also writes a weekly column on media issues for WGBHNews.org and has been published in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Nieman Lab, Nieman Reports, Poynter Online and other venues. He the 2018 recipient of the Media Ecology Association’s James W. Carey Journalism Award

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  2. Family Story Time
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Thursday, December 12th
    • End time: 11:00am
    • Join Sarah for a half hour of stories, songs, and fingerplays. No registration required.

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  3. Girls Who Code
    • Start time: 03:30pm
    • End date: Thursday, December 12th
    • End time: 04:30pm
    • We're excited to be partnering once again with Rachel McDonnell, Alayna Hebert, and Chrystine Muncherian to host another Girls Who Code Club at the Library on Thursdays from 3:30pm to 4:30pm starting September 12 and ending December 19. Girls Who Code Clubs are free after-school programs for girls (in this case, Grades 6-8) to join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models to use computer science to change the world. The curriculum focuses on a Girls Who Code Project where girls work in teams to solve a real world problem they care about through code. To participate, send an email to gwcscarborough@gmail.com, and Rachel, Alayna, or Chrystine will provide information on how to register through the Girls Who Code platform.

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Friday, December 13th

  1. Drop-In Sketching Group
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End date: Friday, December 13th
    • End time: 12:00pm
    • Leave inhibitions behind and create free-form drawings, journal entries, small cards, or tiny books by using simple items like a drawing pencil or roller ball pen and a notepad or journal. While there is no “instructor” per se (this is a drop-in activity), we’ll be joined by Michael David Brown, a retired illustrator and Scarborough resident. This event is part of the Library's Adult Programming series and is free to attend. Basic supplies will be available or bring your own!   

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  2. Dungeons & Dragons
    • Start time: 02:45pm
    • End date: Friday, December 13th
    • End time: 04:45pm
    • Join Sarah and fellow character adventurers to gain powers, strength, and skills. Together you’ll explore how to take characters from their first adventures to legendary heroes...and maybe pit characters one-on-one against each other. Sign ups are requested but not required. Call 883-4723 opt. 3, or send an email to kids@scarboroughlibrary.org.

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Saturday, December 14th

  1. Knitting Group
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End date: Saturday, December 14th
    • End time: 12:00pm
    • LIBRARY KNITTING GROUP
      EVERY SATURDAY FROM 10:00 AM TO NOON
      LOCATION: CONFERENCE ROOM

      Whether you’ve been knitting for decades or days, join the Library's Knitting Group in the Conference Room (located near the public computers). Bring knitting needles, yarn, patterns...whatever you have. FMI call 883-4723 option 4.

      LEARN MORE

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  2. Saturday Story Time
    • Start time: 11:00am
    • End date: Saturday, December 14th
    • End time: 11:30am
    • Join Sarah for a mix of stories and songs. All ages with an adult.

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Monday, December 16th

  1. Teen Writers Group
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End date: Monday, December 16th
    • End time: 04:30pm
    • The Scarborough Teen Writers Group (STWG) for grades 9-12 is offered in collaboration with Portland Writers Group Maine (PWGM). Gatherings are held the third Monday of the month from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm in October, November, December, March, and May, and the second Monday in April. Each gathering will introduce different ways to inspire your work—from prompts and storyboards, to online tools like Twine, an online tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories.

      To register, email Renee at writerwrenee@gmail.com, or you can email kids@scarboroughlibrary.org or call the Library at 883-4723 option 3.

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  2. Books on Tap @ O'Reilly's Cure
    • Start time: 05:30pm
    • End date: Monday, December 16th
    • End time: 07:00pm
    • NOTE TIME CHANGE. Books. Bites. Brews. What a great combination! We’ve partnered with O’Reilly’s Cure here in Scarborough to offer a new book group—Books on Tap—moderated by Tom Corbett, our Systems Librarian (and beer enthusiast). Here’s how it works: Arrive between 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm and settle into the lounge area; purchase bites and beverages from O’Reilly’s menu; then share good conversation about the book selected for the month from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Visit our website at http://www.scarboroughlibrary.org/adults/events/series/books-tap-reading-group

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Tuesday, December 17th

  1. Mother Goose Time
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Tuesday, December 17th
    • End time: 11:00am
    • Join Jaclyn in this program that is filled with nursery rhymes, fingerplays, and songs. Ages birth to 3 years with an adult.

    • View this event in Google Calendar
  2. Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End date: Tuesday, December 17th
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • Our TAB group meets every Tuesday from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Members organize fun teen events at the library and help with other volunteer efforts too! For more information about joining, contact Youth Services, 883-4723, option 3 or email: kids@scarboroughlibrary.org

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  3. French Conversation Group
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Tuesday, December 17th
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Every Third Tuesday of the Month: French Conversation Group
      6:30pm to 8:00pm in the Conference Room

      Our new French Conversation Group will give intermediate to advanced French speakers the chance to do just that, although beginners are welcome to come and absorb as much as they can!

      Learn More

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Wednesday, December 18th

  1. Teen Book Club
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End date: Wednesday, December 18th
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • If you are in Grades 6 and up and like reading books, talking about books, writing about books, illustrating book themes, and creating fun skits, this book club is for you! For more information, contact Youth Services at 883-4723, option 3 or email: kids@scarboroughlibrary.org

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  2. Early Childhood Nutrition
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Wednesday, December 18th
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Who knew that feeding your little one could be so stressful? Whether it is societal pressure, food sensitivities or picky eaters, mealtimes can be difficult for parents. Join Hannah Freeman to learn about nourishing your children from infancy through toddlerhood and beyond, while also cultivating a healthy relationship with food.

      Hannah Freeman is a fourth year naturopathic medical student at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She grew up in Scarborough and looks forward to bringing her passion for women’s health, fertility, and family wellness back to Maine. FMI call Youth Services at 883-4723 opt. 3 or email kids@scarboroughlibrary.org

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  3. Early Childhood Nutrition
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Wednesday, December 18th
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Who knew that feeding your little one could be so stressful? Whether it is societal pressure, food sensitivities or picky eaters, mealtimes can be difficult for parents. Join Hannah Freeman to learn about nourishing your children from infancy through toddlerhood and beyond, while also cultivating a healthy relationship with food. Hannah Freeman is a fourth year naturopathic medical student at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She grew up in Scarborough and looks forward to bringing her passion for women’s health, fertility, and family wellness back to Maine. FMI call Youth Services at 883-4723 opt. 3 or email kids@scarboroughlibrary.org

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Thursday, December 19th

  1. Girls Who Code
    • Start time: 03:30pm
    • End date: Thursday, December 19th
    • End time: 04:30pm
    • We're excited to be partnering once again with Rachel McDonnell, Alayna Hebert, and Chrystine Muncherian to host another Girls Who Code Club at the Library on Thursdays from 3:30pm to 4:30pm starting September 12 and ending December 19. Girls Who Code Clubs are free after-school programs for girls (in this case, Grades 6-8) to join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models to use computer science to change the world. The curriculum focuses on a Girls Who Code Project where girls work in teams to solve a real world problem they care about through code. To participate, send an email to gwcscarborough@gmail.com, and Rachel, Alayna, or Chrystine will provide information on how to register through the Girls Who Code platform.

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  2. Library Trustees

Saturday, December 21st

  1. Knitting Group
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End date: Saturday, December 21st
    • End time: 12:00pm
    • LIBRARY KNITTING GROUP
      EVERY SATURDAY FROM 10:00 AM TO NOON
      LOCATION: CONFERENCE ROOM

      Whether you’ve been knitting for decades or days, join the Library's Knitting Group in the Conference Room (located near the public computers). Bring knitting needles, yarn, patterns...whatever you have. FMI call 883-4723 option 4.

      LEARN MORE

    • View this event in Google Calendar
  2. Saturday Story Time
    • Start time: 11:00am
    • End date: Saturday, December 21st
    • End time: 11:30am
    • Join Sarah for a mix of stories and songs. All ages with an adult.

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